|Natalie Bornstein 13Jan2011 Yiddish Book Center|
Natalie Bornstein, a freshman at Smith College, is a student in the Yiddish Book Centerâs January term classes in Yiddish language and culture. She grew up in Auburn, Maine, where her parents are both from as well. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Catholic/French-Canadian. Natalie considers herself Jewish even though some of her Jewish friends may not consider her to be so. Natalie attended a Jewish pre-school and then went to public school in Maine...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; United States; Canada; Youth group; Education; Roots/heritage; January Term; Auburn Maine; Smith College; Bat Mitzvah; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
|Jonathan Morse 15october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)|
Jonathan, former Major Gifts Officer at the Book Center, discussed his family's background (E. Europe and Austria); his childhood in Long Island, dinners with his grandparents and centrality of family in his life, his lasting friendships from his childhood. He also discussed going to school at University of Vermont, new surroundings, feeling alienated, experiencing distrust from non-Jewish students...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; United States; Roots/heritage; Education; Maine; Yiddish Book Center; fundraising; University of Vermont; business